The population of Sefton is 275,899 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Sefton's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was -0.2% per year. Sefton covers an area of 155 square kilometres (60 square miles) and has a population density of 1,780 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020.
According to the latest 2011 census, the population in Sefton is predominantly white (97%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 3% of the population.
The median average age in Sefton in 2019 was 46.4, with over 18s representing 82.5% of the population. The sex ratio was 92.9 males to every 100 females. Compare average age by area.
In 2011, the urban population of Sefton was approximately 269,811 or 99%, while the rural population was around 3,979 or 1%.
The largest religious group in Sefton is Christians who account for 77% of the population.
English is spoken as the main language by 98.0% of people in Sefton, and spoken either well or very well by 1% of the remaining population. 0.4% reported having poor English language skills.
Main page: Sefton Population
The population of Sefton is 275,899 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Sefton grew by an estimated -511 people, and in the ten years before mid-2020, the population grew by 1,930.
Sefton's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was -0.2%, which is 0.3% lower than the average population growth rate in Sefton for the ten years before mid-2020 (0.1%).
Sefton covers an area of 155 square kilometres (60 square miles) and has a population density of 1,780 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 12 people per km2 over the past decade.
According to mid-year population estimates published by the ONS in 2019, males account for 48.1% of Sefton's 275,899 population, while females made up 51.9% of the total.
The sex ratio (the number of males for each female in a population) was 92.853 males to every 100 females in 2011. In England as a whole, the gender ratio was 98 males to every 100 females in 2011.
Age statistics collected by the ONS show the adult population of Sefton, that is how many people there are over the age of 18, is 227,650.
Sefton's age structure shows the working-age population to be 162,187 which is 58.8% of the population. People under the age of 16 represent 17.5% of the population, and over 65s represent 23.7% of the population. The percentage of the population that is of working-age has decreased over the last 10 years from 61.8% to 61.4%.
Sefton's age pyramid shows how the population is distributed by age and gender.
The median average age of someone in Sefton was 46.4 years in 2019. Split by gender, the average female age is 48.0 years, and the average male is 44.6 years.
Of the Sefton population over the age of 90, girls outnumber boys by 2.4 to 1.
According to the latest 2011 census, the population in Sefton is predominantly white (97.4%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 2.6% of the population.
Mixed people were the largest minority group in Sefton accounting for 1.0% of the population.
796 or 0% of the Sefton population are black according to the latest 2011 census.
In England more broadly the portion of the population that is white is 85.4%. 7.8% are Asian and 3.5% are Black.
Estimates of personal wellbeing in the UK are published by the ONS annually, with scores for anxiety, happiness, life satisfaction, and feeling that life is worthwhile. Overall scores are based on surveying a representative sample of the population and are scored out of 10 (.e.g for happiness 0 is 'not at all happy' and 10 is 'completely happy').
Levels of reported Anxiety in Sefton were 3.1 in 2012 and 2.9 in 2021. In the rest of England levels of Anxiety are currently 3.1.
Reported levels of Happiness in 2021 were 7.7, and 7.4 in 2012. In England, the average happiness indicator is currently 7.5. Of the 363 areas in England, Sefton is the 51 st happiest area in England.
Life satisfaction scores for 2021 are 7.8 and were 7.4 in 2012. For the feeling that things done in life are worthwhile the 2021 level is 8.0 and was 7.7 in 2012.
According to the latest 2011 census, the most populous religious group within Sefton is Christians, accounting for 76.8% of the population.
Sefton has a Muslim population of 1,189 which is 0.4% of the population.
Compared to England as a whole, in England circa 59% of the population is Christian, 5% is Muslim, 2% is Hindu, and Buddhists, Sikhs and Jews each is around 1%. The remainder is split between people with no religion and those who decided not to identify a religion.
Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2021. Data sources: ONS Local statistics